Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)

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Course Outline

How Can I Study?

Study Mode

Full time (4 years)
Part time (8 years)

On Campus

All subjects offered on campus.*

*On campus subjects are offered in line with the class Viability Policy.  History of Healing is offered online only.


Selected subjects offered online meeting industry requirements.


Clinic subjects must be studied at an Endeavour College Wellness Clinic.

Where Can I Study?

This course is available at the following campuses:

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Perth
Entry Requirements (Domestic)

Year 12 or equivalent (OP/ATAR score not required)

Mature age students (21 years or over) who have not completed Year 12 and who have relevant study, work and / or life experience that indicates they would be able to manage the level of coursework required. 

Evidence requested may include a curriculum vitae (CV) that documents broadly relevant work experience, professional references, evidence of informal or non-formal study that is completed or partially completed, or a written submission demonstrating they are a reasonable prospect for success.

All students in clinical degrees must obtain a valid and current first aid certificate and relevant State Working with Children check, which may include a criminal history check in some states.

Speakers of English as a second language are required to provide evidence of English proficiency equivalent to a level 7.0 (IELTS) prior to admission to this course

Start Dates (Domestic)

Upcoming Course Intake Dates

Aug. 2, 2021

Sept. 6, 2021

Oct. 4, 2021

Start Dates (International)

2021 intakes are now closed.

Enrolments opening for 2022 in August 2021.

Fees & Financial Assistance

FEE-HELP available.

The course may also be self-funded.

For more information please see our fees and payment options page.

International Students

This course can be studied full-time by international students at the following campuses:

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Gold Coast
  • Perth

For more information on entry requirements for international students, please visit this page.

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Can't find what you're looking for? Get in touch with our admissions team.

Endeavour is launching three new Chinese Medicine courses early next year. The final intake for our existing Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) is 4 October 2021.

Acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body in order to regulate the flow of Qi (vital energy) to balance the functions of the body, mind and spirit and restore health. The ancient practice of Acupuncture, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has become a widely used treatment option in Australia.

As a student you will gain an understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy and principles and learn to apply these practically through techniques such as acupuncture, Qi Gong, Chinese herbs, Chinese dietary therapy and massage (Tui Na). Throughout this degree, you will have extensive opportunity for clinical practice in Endeavour's on campus Wellness Clinics.

As a student you will gain an understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy and principles and learn to apply these practically through techniques such as acupuncture, Qi Gong, Chinese herbs, Chinese dietary therapy and massage (Tui Na). Throughout this degree, you will have extensive opportunity for clinical practice in Endeavour's on campus Wellness Clinics.

Endeavour's Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) is approved by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA). Graduates must apply for registration with CMBA if they wish to use professional titles and practise as a Chinese medicine practitioner in Australia. Information regarding registration standards is available on the CMBA website.

Education, product development and media positions are other popular career outcomes for Acupuncture graduates, in addition to clinical practice.

Apply today or learn more about our exciting new Chinese Medicine offerings.

Watch: Why study a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)?

Course Structure

Subjects may be delivered using a combination of online and on-campus learning methods.

Check the course brochure for more information on delivery methods.

Code Subject Title Outline

Practitioner Focussed

Endeavour College students are some of the most prepared in Australia to enter clinical practice.

As you progress through your Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture), you will gain significant clinical experience at Endeavour College's on-campus teaching clinics under supervision of academics.

You will develop and hone your skills to run or work within a successful clinic, including patient assessment & management, patient recruitment & continuity of care, customer service and dispensary management.

Online Study

Endeavour College offers the flexibility to study some of your subjects online. With the support of an online tutor and a robust Learning Management System that can be accessed at any time of the day, you can fit study around your work and personal commitments.

Online study offers:

  • Flexibility of study in both time and location
  • All course material is available online
  • Dedicated online tutor
  • Ability to book one-on-one consultations

Check the course structure below to see which subjects are available online.

Please note that volume of online study may be restricted depending on visa conditions if you are an international student.

Watch: The Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) contains more than 40% of clinical or practical subjects.

Experience Endeavour's Wellness Clinic first-hand. Book in to see one of our students at your local clinic.

Career Pathways

Qualified Acupuncturists are able to work in a diverse range of careers and roles in the health industry. New jobs are being created every day in Acupuncture as the industry continues to grow and the general population becomes increasingly aware of the importance of their health for overall wellbeing.

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Educational pathways

If you have fully or partially completed a qualification with another provider (either at a Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training level), you may receive advanced standing towards your Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) degree via our Educational Pathways process.

Endeavour is one of the very few institutions in Australia that maps individual subjects into each of our degree programs. We created the Articulation Abacus to provide a visual interpretation of calculating educational credit points, so you can see how close to gaining a degree you really are.

Use our online Articulation Abacus to calculate possible credit based on your previous studies.

Take a look at our student profiles for 2019 intakes for each of our degrees.

Professional Associations

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) may apply for membership with the following professional associations: